Fiery Catalan TV host hits the headlines again

The free bus from Benitatxell to Cala del Moraig is back Image: Benitaxell Council

CONTROVERSIAL TV presenter Empar Moliner has sparked an outcry after comparing Catalans to homosexuals in Muslim countries.

“Being Catalan in Spain is like being gay in Morocco, there is a big difference,” she wrote in a newspaper column criticising the national government’s decision to annul a digital tax imposed by the Generalitat de Cataluña.

She also accuses King Felipe, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and government ministers of wanting to “slit out throats if we stand up for ourselves” in the piece printed in regional daily Ara.

The firebrand journalist then goes onto attack the left wing “who speak all day of empowering the people, the right to a living wage and the right to culture” for failing to oppose the decision.

Ms Moliner last year triggered a war of words between Madrid and Barcelona after she set fire to the Spanish constitution on live television.

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